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This workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom. Participants observe and conduct practice interviews at Novice and Intermediate proficiency levels. Participation in a Virtual MOPI Assessment Workshop is the first step towards becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with Limited Certification. (Although this workshop is similar to the in-person, 2-day MOPI workshop, it includes additional content).
The format of the course is a hybrid of asynchronous course work (on-demand modules via ACTFL's Learning Management System) and synchronous videoconferencing meetings with a facilitator. The last week of the course includes the practice interviews with feedback and discussion from the facilitator and other participants. (Total of 25 hours of professional development)
Please Note: This workshop is entirely in English (on-demand modules and live discussion and interview sessions).This course is very content-heavy. Make sure to plan on at least seven hours per week outside of the zoom sessions to make sure you have sufficient time to complete each module on time. The online modules close after the last day of Zoom interviews. You must complete all online modules and attend all Zoom sessions in their entirety to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification. Following completion of this workshop, you are eligible to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification in the language of your choice (it is not required to be English).
Workshop Schedule: June 5 - July 9, 2023
Monday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 13: Complete Modules 1-3
Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time: Zoom Discussion Session
Wednesday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 27: Complete Modules 4-5
Tuesday, June 27 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time: Zoom Discussion Session and Exemplar Interview
Wednesday, June 28 at 11:00am – 5:15pm Eastern Time: Day 1 Zoom Interview Sessions
Thursday, June 29 at 11:00am - 5:15pm Eastern Time: Day 2 Zoom Interview Sessions
Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 9: Complete all course
modules, including Module 6, Summative Knowledge Check, Workshop
On-Demand Module Content and Approximate Time Commitment
|Module 1: Introduction to the OPI Familiarization Workshop
|Module 2: Proficiency, the OPI, the ACTFL Rating Scale, and the Assessment Criteria
|Module 3: The Sublevels, the Structure of the OPI, and Effective Elicitation
|Module 4: Applications and Implications of the OPI
|Module 5: Additional Preparation for OPI Testing
|Module 6: Certification Pathway
Member Rate: Membership dues must be paid prior to registering for the workshop to register at the member rate. Please note, ACTFL will not refund the difference for those who register at the nonmember rate and then later join ACTFL. ACTFL membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be made in writing to email@example.com. Refunds cannot be processed for cancellations after the start date of the workshop. Should you need to cancel, you will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which payment was received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
There is no difference in the schedule or language for either Cohort 1 or Cohort 2. Please select whichever cohort still has spots remaining!